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Nine Computer Security Facts the Experts Really Wish You Knew

Every day, you hear about security flaws, viruses, and evil hacker gangs that could leave you destitute – or, worse, bring your country to its knees. But what’s the truth about these digital dangers? We asked computer security experts to separate the myths from the facts. Here’s what they said.

Do You Still Pirate Movies And TV Shows?

Last week, IP Awareness Foundation released data showing Australia’s online piracy rates have declined. While the group didn’t cite one specific reason as to why this is happening, the fact of the matter is the figures show Australians are not doing as much illegal downloading of movies and TV shows these days. So are you a retired pirate?

Yes, Your Small Business Should Have A Website

Small businesses make up 96 per cent of Australian companies and while most of them have internet access, only half of them have their own website. It seems like a no-brainer for any company to have an online presence, but many small businesses have thrown this in the “too hard” basket. However, there are easy ways for even your local fish and chips shop to make themselves known on the world wide web.

The Reddit Forum Furore Explained

Over the past few days, you may have heard about the self-imposed shutdown affecting the popular news and entertainment forum Reddit. Here’s what you need to know.

'GIF Hell' Website Keeps You Plugged Into The Bitmap Zeitgeist

.gif Hell is a new website that displays the most popular GIFs trending on Twitter in real time. Bookmark this page and you’ll never be left out of the meme loop again.

How To Solve Customer Service Disasters When All Else Fails

Dealing with the any of the big telcos, banks or energy companies is usually a total nightmare. You’ll be bounced from person to person over the phone before being “disconnected” and left to start the grind all over again. You have all done it before. So what do you do to solve your dramas when you’re at the end of your tether? Find the answers online, you will.

Fix Those Internet Annoyances This Weekend

The internet is loaded with useful tools and information, but annoyances often strew the online path. With some clever tricks and helpful tools you can eliminate many of the hassles. Get your internet experience in top form this weekend with these simple fixes.

How To Disappear From The Internet Forever

Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a ground-floor apartment? Perhaps you just don’t like the fact the internet makes you easy to find. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to delete yourself entirely. Here’s how to do it.

Global Operation Sees Infamous 'Microsoft' Scammers Finally Taken Down [Updated]

An international operation four years in the making between Australian, North American and Canadian authorities has taken down one of the world’s largest — and coincidentally most annoying — fraud groups: the infamous phone scammers posing as Microsoft tech support employees. Here’s how it all went down.

How To Fight Your Online Addiction And Regain Control Of Your Attention

How much time do you spend each day responding to email, checking Facebook, sending and reading Tweets, aimlessly surfing your favourite websites and buying things you don’t need? How much time, in other words, do you spend doing stuff online that doesn’t add much value in your life, or in anyone else’s? Too much, I’m going to guess.

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